Since the creation of the Gameboy in 1989, Nintendo has ruled the world of handheld gaming, but will an upcoming system dethrone Nintendo from their pedestal?In total, Nintendo has developed and released 11 different handheld gaming consoles and nearly all of them have been successful. The latest, the 3DS (Seen Below), is the most revolutionizing of them all. Similar to the original DS, the 3DS features two screens with the bottom being a touch screen, wi-fi connectivity, and the ability to download and play. However, despite the similarities, the 3DS is much more superior. The 3DS creates autostereoscopic images that allows for 3D gameplay without the need for ridiculous glasses. The 3DS also feature two rear-facing cameras that allow the user to take 3D pictures and a front-facing camera that allows for video chats with other users. With the addition of a built in analog stick and the soon-to-be-released add-on analog stick, the 3DS also allows for more elaborate gameplay. So what could possibly challenge such an epic system?
During their E3 conference, Sony announced their next-gen handheld console, the PSVita (see right). Scheduled for release in the Americas on February 22nd, 2012, the PSV is creating major hype. With a 5.1 inch touchscreen display, quad core operating and graphic processors, 6 axis gyroscope, touch pad rear panel, front and rear facing cameras, and two analog sticks plus the D-pad, the PSV certainly has a lot bells and whistles. And after their demonstration of Uncharted: Golden Abyss (see below), it seems like they are well worth it.
But will the PSV be able to take down its Nintendo counterpart, or will it fall like the PSP GO? Only time will tell.